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How Can An On Demand General Counsel Help Your Business?

Start-ups, mid-sized businesses, and larger corporations have at least one set of issues in common: legal work associated with contracts, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, labor and employment matters, corporate governance, and other day-to-day legal matters. Larger corporations can hire full-time in-house counsel, but even those attorneys are often burdened with more work than they …

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Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Their Employees?

As new variants of the COVID-19 virus are appearing and vaccines have become more readily available, employers are challenged with creating safe and feasible return-to-work strategies for their workforces. This is leading many employers to as us whether they can encourage or require their employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations.  Employers Are Allowed to Mandate COVID-19 …

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Time to Think About Year-End Business Legal Planning

Intellectual Property Does your business own intellectual property (IP), like registered trademarks or patents? Trademark registrations expire, but can be renewed. Patents also expire. You should know when your IP registrations expire and be prepared to renew the registrations. If you used an attorney to obtain your registrations, your attorney should notify you of upcoming …

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Employee or Independent Contractor?

I am often asked about the difference between an “employee” and an “independent contractor”. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the United States Department of Labor (DOL) set guidelines for determining the difference between an employee and an independent contractor. In certain situations, the employer could face penalties for an incorrect classification. In general, an …

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What is Intellectual Property?

It is important for business owners to protect their intellectual property. Intellectual property (IP) refers to the intangible, often creative, parts of your business, such as symbols, business logos, designs, inventions, and written works. IP law provides legal protection for your business’s intangible creations by stopping competitors from stealing your ideas and enabling your business …

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Annual Filings Are Coming Due!

Do you have a business entity in North Carolina? Annual Reports are due on or before the due date for filing your business’s income and franchise tax returns. (An extension of time to file a return is an extension of time to file an annual report.) In most cases, your accountant or CPA is already …

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